Local Female Business Owners to Connect at Women’s Business Expo

Victoria O’Conner, the store manager of The Impeccable Pig in downtown Athens, has always wanted to open her own boutique. Her mom was a stay-at-home mom, and she decided from a young age that she wanted to do the opposite. O’Conner sees the Women’s Business Expo as a way to engage and support other women.

The 7th Annual Women’s Business Expo in Athens, Ga., will be held at the Holiday Inn Express-Athens on Oct. 19, 2018 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.

October marks National Women’s Small Business month, and according to The 2017 State of Women-Owned Business Report commissioned by American Express, there’s a lot to celebrate.

As of January 2017, there are an estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States that employ nearly 9 million people and generate more than $1.7 trillion in revenues.

From 1997 to 2017, the number of women-owned businesses has grown 114 percent compared to the overall national growth rate of 44 percent for all businesses.

Visit  https://www.georgiasbdc.org/wib_athens/ for more information on the event.

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